Business continuity advice

Creating a business continuity plan

What is business continuity?

Business continuity is a process that provides a framework for your organisation to recover in the event of any unforeseen emergency or disruption such as:

  • Loss of staff because of severe weather, flu epidemic or industrial action
  • Fire, flooding or gas leaks on your premises
  • Loss of key systems because of power failure
  • Destruction of physical data or electronic records

As a part of business continuity, a plan is created which provides guidance, checklists and contact details which would be a benefit for the organisation's recovery. This is a key part of protecting business and livelihoods and will help the business get back up and running if disaster strikes. Once your plan has been written it is essential that you regularly update it and test it with your key staff and processes. This will minimise the impact of any disruption and aid in the swift return to business as usual.

A free toolkit is available to help your business develop a good business continuity plan on the LLR Prepared website

Last updated: 02/05/2017 09:20

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